Sania Mirza: Always had support from family despite being a girl

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

Decrying the widespread gender discrimination in society at large, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said she always received support from her family despite being a girl.

Sharing her journey and her parents' support, Sania said yesterday: "I was never told by my parents that I might not be able to do something because I'm a girl and that I won't be able to follow my dreams."

Sania and her father Imran Mirza have released a video in a bid to increase public awareness about the subject.

"My wife and I have never felt the pressure or need to have a son in the 30 years of our marriage. The thought that our daughters were anything less or we should have had a son instead never crossed our minds," Sania's father said in the video which has been directed by Feroz Abbas Khan.

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